Green peas with feta |

I know there have been several occassions that I complained to you about my weight and the eternal struggle to get back to a healthy weight. Well, let me tell you that I am still nowhere near that goal at this point in time. It appears that I just love food too much, but as with everything in life; it is important to find the right balance, so…. I am going to be starting a fresh with the weight struggle… 🙂

I’ve decided to join Weight Watchers online, as I’ve tried it on my own, but don’t think I was that successful there. I’ve looked at several different options in terms of diets, but to be quite honest, most of them are too restricting. It’s all good and well to want to lose weight, but I do not see how it can be healthy to leave out either carbs, protein or fat alltogether. They’re all there for a reason right? And what I like about Weight Watchers is that you can eat just about anything as long as you stick to the rules of not exceeding your ‘points’ for the day. And the good news is that doing sports will get you extra points, which you could then use for a nice glass of wine with your meal. Plus some of the more healthy foods such as fruits and veggies, are almost no points at all. Plus they are filling and good for you… 🙂


Gren peas with feta |

Plus I don’t have to follow someone elses recipes (that are usually crap) but can use the recipes I pick. I mean, it’s not that I don’t know what healthy food is, I just eat too much other stuff in between. It’s not exactly rocket science. I’ve just been too busy lately to bother eating healthy foods. Getting home late and just grabbing whatever is available or – even worse – ordering takeout. We’ve had a lot of serious illnesses in our circle of friends and families lately, which also makes you aware of how important it is to look after yourself. It’s no guarantee for safety but at least you provide your body with whatever means you can to fight the bad stuff. At least that is the way I look at it. I am not saying that food is the answer to everything but it is important and everyone sort of knows that obesity is becoming number one as the cause of deaths worldwide. So what more reasons could I possibly need to get my ass moving and start eating better? So that is what I am gonna be doing from now on. You might possibly not even notice as I am still following the pastry course; I might just not eat it all myself! Haha…

For lunch today I had a wonderful warm salad with peas and feta which was a breeze to put together and very very tasty. In fact it was so good that I might be eating it again tomorrow. I still have all the ingredients leftover.

Green peas with feta |

Salad with green peas and feta

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  • 125 gr frozen peas
  • 50 gr feta
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • lettuce of your choice
  • pepper salt

  • Bring some water to the boil with salt and cook the peas for about 3 minutes. Put some salad leaves on a plate (after washing them ofcourse) and once you've drained the peas toss them over the salad. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper and crumble the feta on top.


The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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Green peas with feta |

Now how incredibly easy is that..?

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Simone van den Berg

Food blogger from the Netherlands. Loves good food. Likes to create healthy and easy recipes for daily use, but also loves the occasional sweet dish. Lives in the Netherlands with her two cats; Humphrey and Buffy. Profession: Food photographer, food blogger, recipe developer and nutritionist